Thursday, March 25, 2010

Ode to Wednesday Night

Last night I went to trivia at the local bar as I always do on Wednesday nights. It's a lot of fun and we keep winning, so why wouldn't I go? Usually, my friend Dan hosts but he decided he wanted the day off (lame) so he could play (crap) and he enlisted my team mate and all around smart guy, "Big Brain" Brad. Double crap. I was convinced we didn't have a chance. Our smartest player was running the show, we were competing against the Master of Useless Knowledge, and birthday girl Lauren wasn't feeling well. By the end of round 2 we were in 6th place. Funny how things change.

Let me back up a bit. Trivia is divided into 5 rounds plus a bonus sheet. The 1st is multiple choice, the 2nd is identify the image/person, the third is more multiple choice, the 4th is identify the movie, and the 5th is fill in the blank (with wrong answers receiving negative points). The key to winning is the bonus sheet which could be anything. Anything! Last nights made me want to cry on several occasions so of course I kept it to share with you. The topic: Songs From A Lawyer's Perspective. Instructions: Fight through the legal jargon and over analyzation and give me the name of the song described.

I'll start with one we got right:
"The subject is a card sharp known to travel exclusively via public transportation. While committing the less serious offense of consuming alcohol on said public transport, subject likely provided a fatal dose of alcohol to an elderly person, purportedly in exchange for advice".

Give up? The answer is "The Gambler" by Kenny Rogers (though you only needed to put the song title".

Contrary to what Brad says, my team and I did not recognize half the songs! What the heck is "Maxwell's Silver Hammer" or "Street Fighting Man"? I will never talk shit about Dan's bonus sheets again. In the end, we only got 3 out of 10 correctly. I'll give you an easy one and one hard one. Can you guess the song title?

1. The accused and his female accomplice are admitted kleptomaniacs. The accused has a juvenile history of theft-related offenses starting at a shockingly young age. At present, given the limited admission of the accused, the total value of the items stolen by the accomplice on behalf of the accused is of such a nature that Class C Theft is likely the only available charge.

2. A decade ago, a murder was committed in the vicinity of a government building. While the limited number of witnesses at the well-lit scene all agreed that the condemned was indeed the perpetrator, new evidence to the contrary has come to light. A posthumous pardon is recommended on the basis that the condemned had an airtight alibi which he refused to assert at his trial.

Answers to follow.

It was after the movie round (god bless the movie round) that we catapulted up from 6th to 2nd place. In all fairness it should be noted that Dan withdrew from the competition so we were really 3rd if he had been playing, but I don't care. 2nd! What a feat! How do you become a master of the movie round, now dubbed the "get us out of this hole" round? Simple, watch and love obscure movies. Yesterday's media images contained snapshots from:

Just to name a few.

At the end of the last round, were we did surprisingly well, we held on to 2nd place!!! Yea!!! We were so shocked and excited. There was something amazing about hearing our team name over the speaker. Not one to shy away from a double entendre and considering our normal team of 2 ladies and 2 men, became 3 ladies; we called ourselves "3 Ladies Makes a Whole". I don't know where I came up with it, but it sounded dirty and hilarious. Oddly, we were mostly corrected in our inability to perform basic math. Whatever, we won!

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